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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 12/14/2007 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone else get normal solid stools but notice that normal light brown stools having brown patches all over them. Is this normal or could the brown patches be blood?
I haven't bled in ages, and my blood was always fresh and on tissue. I don't get anymore but have noticed these patches, can stools be patchy or should they always be the same colour?
Thanks for your help.

Diagnosis in October 2007: Non Specific Colitis (Mild inflammation on Rectum, Plus some patchy inflammation on Right and Left side of Colon)                                 

Medication Prescribed: 800mg Mesalazine (Asacol) 3 times a day  

Symptoms: Two or Three BM's a day, mild urgency, no diarrhea, blood or constipation, irregular stool pattern due to IBS. Also suffer from anxiety and stress.

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Date Joined Mar 2003
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   Posted 12/14/2007 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had that at times. I call 'em "patchwork" stools. They don't seem to correlate with anything for me, so I always thought it was just variations in my diet.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade. Completely off steroids for more than a year now! In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
Now tapering Azathioprine, please pray for me.

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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 12/14/2007 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I honestly don't think you need to worry about patchy colored stools, I get them too with my crohns and I'm just happy there is no blood and that mine are formed...I know we tend to over-analyze everything about our poops, I swear it's part of the reason having this DD is so exhausting.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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Date Joined May 2003
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   Posted 12/14/2007 11:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I'd lean more towards food intake as least that's how it seems for me.

I agree with the overanalysing....

*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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